|Brownell, Tigers preview ACC Tournament|
|by TigerNet Staff - Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:19 PM||
Site: Philips Arena (18,371)
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
City: Atlanta, GA
Time: 7:00 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)
Radio: ESPN Radio (Bill Rosinski - play-by-play, Bob Valvano - color)
TV: ESPNU (Mike Patrick - play-by-play, Len Elmore - color, Jeannine Edwards - sideline)
TV: ACC Network (Tim Brando - play-by-play, Dan Bonner - color, Debbie Antonelli - sideline)
Overall: Virginia Tech leads 13-12
at Clemson: Clemson leads 7-5
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 7-2
at Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech leads 8-5
at Neutral: None played
First Meeting: Virginia Tech, 27-13, in 1924-25
Last Meeting: Clemson, 58-56, in 2011-12
Streak: Clemson won the last meeting
• Clemson and Virginia Tech face off for the first time ever in the ACC Tournament. The Tigers and Hokies have played 12 times since Tech joined the league in 2004-05, and 10 of the games have been decided by five points or less.
• Both of this year’s games between the two schools were decided by exactly two points, a 67-65 win for Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and a 58-56 win for Clemson at home on Senior Night on March 1.
• Clemson’s Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
View Full Profile has done well in conference tournaments as a head coach. He has compiled a 16-6 record at UNC Wilmington, Wright State and now Clemson. He took the Tigers to the ACC Tournament semifinals his first season.
• Clemson has a record of 45-35 over the past five ACC regular seasons, the fourth-best winning percentage (.563) among league schools during that time.
• Andre YoungAndre Young
#11 5-9, 175
View Full Profile was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team by the media on Monday. He led the ACC with 1.7 steals per game during the regular season.
• Tanner SmithTanner Smith
#5 6-5, 210
View Full Profile was named to the ACC’s Fan’s Guide All-Defensive Team, a unit selected by the league’s head coaches.
• Smith suffered a head injury after a hard fall to the floor in the second half of the Florida State game on March 4, and is listed as questionable as of Tuesday.
• Smith needs just 26 points to reach 1,000 for his career.
• Devin BookerDevin Booker
#31 6-8, 245
View Full Profile posted his fifth double-double of the season in Sunday’s loss at Florida State and has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 11 of the last 14 games.
• Freshmen Devin ColemanDevin Coleman
#15 6-2, 200
View Full Profile and K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
#32 6-5, 190
View Full Profile combined for 25 points in Clemson’s most recent game, at Florida State. McDaniels posted a season-high 16, while Coleman scored all nine of his points in the second half.
• Coleman scored just two points in 14 non-conference games, but scored 40 while playing in 13 ACC regular season games.
• Six Clemson players have experience in the ACC Tournament. Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
#24 6-9, 225
View Full Profile owns the top scoring average at 8.7 points per game among the six players with tournament experience.
• Former Tiger center Sharone WrightSharone Wright
#34 6-11, 260
View Full Profile, a member of the school’s all-time team, will be Clemson’s ACC legend for the tournament this week. He will be honored with the other school legends during the semifinals Saturday.
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